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Politics May 16Trump financial disclosure shows revenue steady at key properties
While Trump has refused to release his tax records, he has been filing the less-specific financial disclosure reports since he began running for president. They list revenues rather than profits, and many figures are given in ranges rather than specific…
Nation Apr 02How these scam ads promoting fake tax breaks prospered on Facebook
Hundreds of ads on Facebook promised U.S. homeowners that they were eligible for huge state tax breaks if they installed new solar-energy panels. There was just one catch: None of it was true.
Politics Jan 30Trump Organization to use E-Verify for worker status checks
The Trump Organization, responding to claims that some of its workers were in the U.S. illegally, said on Wednesday that it will use the E-Verify electronic system at all of its properties to check employees' documentation.
Politics Dec 23Profiting off presidency? Trump biz takes hit since election
Macy’s and Univision severed ties with his brand, mattress maker Serta stopped licensing his name, NASCAR and the PGA booked events that used to be held at his Doral resort in Miami elsewhere, and the TV network that aired his…
Politics Dec 12WATCH: Trump signs executive order on ‘opportunity zones’
President Donald Trump is expected to sign the order at the White House at 2:30 p.m. ET today. Watch the president's remarks here.
Politics Nov 29How Trump’s long quest for a Moscow tower led to Cohen’s guilty plea
Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building a Trump Tower in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum.
Economy Nov 14Amazon’s NYC headquarters in ‘opportunity zone’ eligible for GOP tax breaks
The New York City neighborhood Amazon chose for one of its new headquarters offers developers capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas.
Politics Jul 24Ivanka Trump’s clothing company shutting down
Ivanka Trump, who is a senior adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, has recently been encouraging U.S. companies to pledge to hire American workers. Her company has been accused in the past of using foreign workers to make its…
Politics Jul 16Jared Kushner’s family firm accused of pushing out tenants
More than a dozen current and former residents of the building told The Associated Press that they believe the Kushner Cos.' relentless construction was part of a campaign to push tenants out of rent-stabilized apartments and bring high-paying condo buyers…
Politics May 17Ethics director forwards concerns to federal prosecutors over Michael Cohen payment
The president revealed in his financial disclosure that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified "expenses," with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about a sexual tryst…